Encounter exotic wildlife and wonder on this 12-night adventure through South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. With expert trackers leading your small group, scout lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and more on lavish safari excursions in three world-class parks. Learn about the majestic African animals and efforts to conserve them and their pristine habitats. Explore Cape Town, where Table Mountain towers over colorful streets and glistening beaches. Spot penguins on a drive along the Cape Peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope. Travel to Johannesburg and Soweto to see the home of Nelson Mandela and visit community leaders at a local youth program. Relish the riches of Hwange National Park on a game drive, feel the power of crashing Victoria Falls, and spy elephants along the Chobe River during a safari cruise. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure includes a journey on the elegant Rovos Rail, two flights within South Africa, and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner.